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Christie’s New York Antiquities Auction

Christie’s New York Antiquities Auction

. May 16, 2010

Christie’s New York sale of Antiquities on June 10, will offer over 150 lots with a stunning selection of Roman marbles, Greek helmets and vases, and Egyptian art. The highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D., that depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before […]

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New York Transit Museum Presents Archeology at the South Ferry Terminal

New York Transit Museum Presents Archeology at the South Ferry Terminal

. April 29, 2010

The exhibition at the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal, offers a fascinating look into the creative and utilitarian use of clay as a base material and its conversion into items of service and beauty. Visitors will see shards of ceramic roof tiles, cooking pots, dishes and pipes that still retain […]

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Roman Statue Withdrawn From London Auction

. April 24, 2010

David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to withdraw a Roman statue from auction at Bonhams in London. In 1997, the investigative journalist Peter Watson exposed the workings of the antiquities market in London. He carefully documented the way that antiquities were being stripped from archaeological contexts in Italy (and elsewhere), and then forwarded to […]

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The Getty Museum Hosts Symposium Addressing Historical Analogies Between The Aztecs and Ancient Rome

. April 12, 2010

Scholars from around the world will gather at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa on April 30 and May 1, 2010, to explore one of history’s most momentous confrontations, an encounter between two cultures, European and Mesoamerican, and two empires, Spanish and Aztec. The two-day symposium – Altera Roma: Art and Empire […]

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Walters Art Museum to Digitize Iluminated Medieval Manuscripts

. April 10, 2010

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has granted the Walters Art Museum $315,000 for a 2 1/2 year project to digitize, catalog and distribute 105 illuminated medieval manuscripts. Representing diverse Byzantine, Greek, Armenian, Ethiopian, Dutch, English and Central European cultures, this project, entitled “Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts”, will […]

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